Dr. Muhammad Ozair Mughal

Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering
School of Science & Engineering

Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering
School of Science & Engineering

Dr. Mughal received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Genova, Italy, M.S. degree in Electronic and Computer Engineering from Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea, and B.S. degree in Electronic Engineering from N.E.D. University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi, Pakistan. He worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher at University of Genova, Italy, before joining Habib University as Assistant Professor in the Electrical Engineering Department. Dr. Mughal is actively working in the area of cognitive radios and looking to explore the area of Molecular Communications.

Education

  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, University of Genova, Genova, Italy
  • M.S. in Electronics and Computer Engineering, Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea
  • B.S. in Electronic Engineering, N.E.D. University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi, Pakistan

Research Interests

  • Compressed sensing
  • Cognitive radios
  • Spectrum sensing and classification
  • Cooperative communications
  • Performance analysis of communication systems

 Awards and Honors

  • Best Paper Award, for the paper presented at IEEE International Conference on ICT Convergence (IEEE ICTC’ 11), Seoul, Korea, Sep. 2011.
  • Student Travel Grant, awarded from IEEE SPS to attend IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing (IEEE GlobalSIP’ 15), Orlando, Florida, Dec. 2015.
  • Research Grant, winner of 1 year research grant funded jointly by Selex ES and University of Genova to complete doctoral research at University of Genova.
  • Research Grant, winner of 2 years research grant funded by Selex ES for conducting doctoral research at University of Genova.
  • Scholarship, recipient of Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan for M.S. studies and research at Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea, which covered all tuition and living expenses for up to 2 years.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

  • M. O. Mughal, L. Marcenaro, C. S. Regazzoni, “Energy Detection in Multi-user Relay Networks,” submitted in Springer Wireless Personal Communications, under review.
  • K. Dabcevic, M. O. Mughal, L. Marcenaro, C. S. Regazzoni, “Cognitive Radio as the Facilitator for Advanced Communications Electronic Warfare Solutions,” Springer Journal of Signal Processing Systems, vol. 2015, 16 pages, 2015.
  • M. O. Mughal, L. Marcenaro, C. S. Regazzoni, “Energy Detection in Multihop Cooperative Diversity Networks: An Analytical Study,” International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks, vol. 2014, Article ID 453248, 9 pages, 2014.
  • M. O. Mughal, A. Razi and J. M. Kim, “Tight Upper Bounds on Average Detection Probability in Cooperative Relay Networks with Selection Combiner,” Trans Emerging Tel Tech, vol. 26, issue 3, pp. 340–345, march 2015. (First published online 17 May, 2013.)

Conference Articles

  • M. O. Mughal, T. Nawaz, L. Marcenaro, C. S. Regazzoni, “Cyclostationary based Jammer Detection Algorithm for Wide-band Radios using Compressed Sensing,” IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing (IEEE GlobalSIP’ 15), Orlando, Florida, Dec. 2015 (SPS Student Travel Grant)
  • T. Nawaz, M. O. Mughal, L. Marcenaro, C. S. Regazzoni, “Exploiting Cyclic Features for Jammer Detection in Wideband Cognitive Radios,” WInnComm-Europe’ 15, Erlangen, Germany, Oct. 2015.
  • M. O. Mughal, K. Dabcevic, L. Marcenaro, C. S. Regazzoni, “Compressed Sensing based Jammer Detection Algorithm for Wide-band Cognitive Radio Networks,” IEEE International Workshop on Compressed Sensing Theory and its Applications to Radar, Sonar and Remote Sensing (IEEE CoSeRa’ 15), Pisa, Italy, June 2015.
  • M. O. Mughal, K. Dabcevic, G. Dura, L. Marcenaro, C. S. Regazzoni, “Experimental Study of Spectrum Estimation and Reconstruction based on Compressive Sampling for Cognitive Radios,” WInnComm-Europe’ 14, Rome, Italy, Nov. 2014.
  • K. Dabcevic, M. O. Mughal, L. Marcenaro, C. S. Regazzoni, “Spectrum Intelligence for Interference Mitigation for Cognitive Radio Terminals,” WInnComm-Europe’ 14, Rome, Italy, Nov. 2014.
  • M. O. Mughal, L. Marcenaro, C. S. Regazzoni, “Asymptotic Detection Performance of Energy Detector in Fixed-gain Cooperative Relay Networks,” 5th IEEE International Conference on Information, Intelligence, Systems and Applications (IEEE IISA’ 14), Chania Crete, Greece, July 2014.
  • K. Dabcevic, A. Betancourt, M. O. Mughal, L. Marcenaro, C. S. Regazzoni, “A Gametheoretical Analysis of Intelligent Cognitive Radio Jamming,” Riunione Annuale 2014 dell Associazione Gruppo nazionale Telecomunicazioni e Tecnologie dell Informazione, Palermo, Italy, June 2014.
  • M. O. Mughal, S. S. Alam, A. Razi, L. Marcenaro, C. S. Regazzoni, “Analysis of Energy Detector in Cooperative Relay Networks for Cognitive Radios,” 7th IEEE Next Generation Mobile Apps, Services and Technologies (IEEE NGMAST’ 13), Prague, Czech Republic, Sep. 2013.
  • S. S. Alam, M. O. Mughal, L. Marcenaro, C. S. Regazzoni, “Computationally Efficient Compressive Sensing in Wideband Cognitive Radios,” 7th IEEE Next Generation Mobile Apps, Services and Technologies (IEEE NGMAST’ 13), Prague, Czech Republic, Sep. 2013.
  • M. O. Mughal, J. Gu, J. M. Kim, “Detection Probability Analysis for AF Assisted Cooperative Spectrum Sensing in Cognitive Radio Networks,” IEEE International Conference on ICT Convergence (IEEE ICTC’ 11), Seoul, Korea, Sep. 2011. (Best Paper Award)
  • S. Ajaz, M. Asim, M. Ozair, M. Ahmed, M. Siddiqui, Z. Mushtaq, “Autonomous Vehicle Monitoring and Tracking System,” IEEE Student Conference on Engineering Sciences and Technology (IEEE SCONEST’ 05), Karachi, Pakistan, Aug. 2005.